Access to Higher Education Diploma Health Science Professions Unit Guide

How does society affect health

There are many diseases and consequently many causes of diseases. Identifying the prevalence of...

Diagnosis and management of physiological disorders

There are a range of physiological disorders identified here in this unit. You will be made aware of...

A female health professional wearing a mask

This unit relates to communication between health care professionals and clients. Here you will be...

One handed weighted pressups

This unit begins by exploring some of the concepts, theories and definitions of health. It will go...

A psychotherapist

Here we discuss an area of psychological investigation that relates to ‘abnormal ‘behaviour and...

The human brain

This Psychology unit includes theoretical explanations of human behaviour and includes many examples...

How do drugs affect the brain

This covers the central nervous system, Grey and White matter. You will be considering key concepts...

Are the brain and behaviour linked?

This involves the localisation and function of the brain. The different methods of investigating the...

Mental Distress

In the areas of mental ill health, names are often given to a specific category to identify a group...

Stress and Food

In this unit, the focus is on the negative effects of chronic (long-lasting) stress. These may be...

Angry fist, aggression

This topic will look at a number of explanations for aggressive behaviour. These are biological...

Rubik's Cubes

In this unit you will learn about the nature v nurture debate and how it relates to the development...

A microscope

In this unit you will learn about the structure of micro-organisms as well as the functions of sub...

Jars of urine

This unit looks at homeostasis and the kidney as a homeostatic organ. You will be researching the...

Body Structure and Function

(cannot combine with: Cell Differentiation and Tissues; DNA and Protein Synthesis; Human circulation...

Neurons

This introduces the basic structure and function of the nervous system including the peripheral...

Musculoskeletal System

The skeletal system is the primary focus of attention in this unit where you will be given the...

Fertilisation

This unit covers the structure and function of the male and female reproductive system. There is a...

Genetic Inheritance

This addresses the understanding of genetic inheritance including simple Mendelian crosses where you...

Biochemical Molecules

In this unit you will learn about the structure and properties of carbohydrates, lipids (fats)...

Fruit and vegetables

Here you will be given the opportunity to explore the components and function of a balanced diet...

Endocrine system hormones

The main theme in this unit is to develop an understanding of the hormone system and the endocrine...

Non infectious disease

The topical area for this unit considers the nature of a range of non-infectious diseases including...

Chemistry in Society

This unit looks at how chemistry has developed over time and how societies have become reliant on...

Chemistry for biology

No matter which precise field of the Health Professions you intend to enter, you will need to have...

Poppies are used to make morphine

Doctors, whether in primary care or as specialists prescribe drugs and medicines every day.  Other...

Scanner

This is a highly relevant topic area that outlines the benefits of radiation as both a diagnostic...

An X-ray

The use of radioactivity in medicine has increased dramatically thus highlighting its relevance in...